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Old 03-04-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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So I brewed on 1/30 and the brew reached final gravity about 2 weeks later but I have been out of town and unable to bottle until now. I am planning on bottling tomorrow 3/5. I use priming sugar and do not have the means to force carbonate. Thats 5 weeks in the fermenter... Will my yeast be dead?



 
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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I hear it is not the length that matters, more so the girth.

5 weeks in the fermenter, your yeast should be able to carbonate without a problem.



 
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:16 PM   #3
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No, you'll be fine. I've done over 6 months in primary without needing to re[yeast and have had no issues. I routinely don't bottle for 4-5 weeks and never had a beer not carb due to that issue.

You'll be fine.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies!! And to CFONNES... If it is shaped like a tuna fish can you may have a problem...

 
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:06 AM   #5
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Sorry....thought this was a *different* forum....

 
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:41 AM   #6
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I'm bottling a Honey Wit tomorrow I brewed on Jan 30th...plenty of good yeast in there.

 
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:46 AM   #7
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As long as it doesn't come out the other end, you're fine...

As already mentioned, I wouldn't worry about ~5 weeks on the yeast... I actually have a pub ale brewed on 1/29 that I keep meaning to bottle up, but keep getting interrupted, so I haven't... I plan to [finally] get to it tomorrow... Am I worried? Nope... I'll just prime it and bottle that bad mother up...
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Well good. Hopefully we all can get to bottling tomorrow.



 
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